Handbook on Cerebral Palsy: Risk Factors, Therapeutic Management and Long-Term Prognosis


Harold Yates (Editor)

Series: Neurodegenerative Diseases – Laboratory and Clinical Research
BISAC: MED057000

Cerebral palsy (CP) is an extremely heterogeneous condition. There is any number of aetiological pathways possible for causing brain damage to the developing fetus and into early childhood, and these are morphing and changing over time. There are also numerous clinical manifestations of CP encompassing: different motor types, topographies, gross motor function levels, manual abilities, intellectual, communication, behavioral, sensory, abilities and impairments. Understanding the risk factors and complex causal pathways to CP has been a slow and protracted process. This handbook discusses the risk factors of cerebral palsy, as well as the therapeutic management options, and long-term prognosis of the condition. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Cerebral Palsy in an Era of Neuroprotection and Evidence Based Interventions: Risk Factors, Therapeutic Management, and Prognoses for Long Term Functioning and Participation (pp. 1-24)
Petra Karlsson, Sarah McIntyre Ph.D. and Michael E. Msall M.D. (Research Institute Cerebral Palsy Alliance, School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame Australia, Darlinghurst NSW, and others)

Chapter 2 – Integration of Exergames and Virtual Reality in the Treatment of Cerebral Palsy Children (pp. 25-40)
Bruno Bonnechère, Bart Jansen, Lubos Omelina and Serge Van Sint Jan (Laboratory of Anatomy, Biomechanics and Organogenesis (LABO), Faculty of Medicine – Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, and others)

Chapter 3 – Unilateral Cerebral Palsy: Epidemiology, Etiology, Imaging and Treatment of Hand Function Problems (pp. 41-52)
Lucianne Speth M.D. and Hans Vles M.D., Ph.D. (Adelante, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Valkenburg, the Netherlands, and others)
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Chapter 4 – The Problem Patella of Crouch Gait in Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy (pp. 53-62)
Tim O.’Brien, Damien Kiernan and Rory O’Sullivan (The Gait Laboratory, Central Remedial Clinic, Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland)

Chapter 5 – Infant Cerebral Palsy in Hemiplegic Children: Treatment Options and Outcome (pp. 63-96)
Melissa Rosa-Rizzotto, M.D., Ph.D., Cristina Ranzato, Ph.D. and Paola Facchin, M.D., Ph.D. (Epidemiology and Community Medicine Unit, Paediatrics Department, University of Padua, Padova, Italy)

Chapter 6 – Assessment of Postural Control and Functionality in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Possibilities and Relevance (pp. 97-114)
Cristina dos Santos Cardoso de Sá and Raquel de Paula Carvalho (Department of Human Movement Sciences, Federal University of São Paulo, UNIFESP, SP, Brazil)

Chapter 7 – Improving Gait in Individuals with Cerebral Palsy: Novel Treatment Options (pp. 115-126)
Luanda André Collange Grecco, Natália de Almeida Carvalho Duarte and Alejandra Malavera (Department of Physiotherapy, Pediatric Neurosurgery Center (CENEPE) – Rehabilitation, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 8 – Fine Motor Performance of Children with Ataxic Cerebral Palsy during Tracing Activity: A Case Report (pp. 127-140)
Maraísa Fonseca Machado, Rita de Cássia Tibério Araújo and Lígia Maria Presumido Braccialli (Occupational Therapist of APAE, Master Education, Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquista Filho – UNESP – Marília, São Paulo, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 9 – The Value of Providing Cerebral Palsy Children and Caregivers an Oral Health Program (pp. 141-150)
Renata Oliveira Guaré, Ph.D., Daniel Cividanis Gomes Nogueira Fernandes, M.D., Ana Lídia Ciamponi, Ph.D. and Maria Teresa Botti Rodrigues Santos, Ph.D. (The Discipline of Dentistry, Persons with Disabilities Division, Post Graduation Professor, Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, São Paulo, and others)

Chapter 10 – The Use of Weight Bracelet in Individuals with Encephalopathy (pp. 151-160)
Mauro Audi, Andréia Naomi Sankako and Lígia Maria Presumido Braccialli (Marilia University, Marilia, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 11 – Is Cerebral Palsy Associated with Cardiac Changes? (pp. 161-168)
Maria Cristina Duarte Ferreira, Jaqueline Wagenfuhr, Renata de Oliveira Guaré, Sergio Tufik, Dalva Poyares, Wercules Oliveira, Carlos Alberto Pastore and Maria Teresa Botti Rodrigues Santos (Pediatric Dentistry, Universidade Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 12 – Cerebral Palsy, Which Risk Factors Could Be Important: Are They the Same for All Populations? (pp. 169-176)
María de la Luz Arenas-Sordo, M.D., Ph.D. (Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación)

Chapter 13 – Management of Postural Abnormalities in Children with Cerebral Palsy (pp. 177-192)
Michiyuki Kawakami, M.D., Ph.D. and Meigen Liu, M.D., Ph.D. (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 14 – Shock Wave Therapy for Reduction of Muscle Spasticity in Children with Cerebral Palsy (pp. 193-204)
Elena Milkova Ilieva M.D., Ph.D. and Maria Ilieva Gonkova, M.D. (Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

Chapter 15 – Latest Trends in Neurorehabilitation of Patients with Cerebral Palsy (pp. 205-230)
Stanislava Klobucká, Elena Žiaková and Robert Klobucký (Rehabilitation Centre Harmony, Bratislava, Slovakia, and others)

Chapter 16 – Improvement of Gross Motor Functions in Patients with Cerebral Palsy After Robotic Assisted Treadmill Training (RATT) Depending on Age (pp. 231-248)
Stanislava Klobucká, Elena Žiaková and Robert Klobucký (Rehabilitation Centre Harmony, Bratislava, Slovakia, and others)

Chapter 17 – Effect of Social Support on Parenting Stress of Mothers of Children with Cerebral Palsy (pp. 249-258)
Yeon-Gyu Jeong, Jeong-A Bang, Yeon-Jae Jeong, and Hyun-Sook Kim, Ph.D. (Rehabilitation Medicine, Dongguk University Ilsan Medical Center, Siksa-dong, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea, and others)


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